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weird_lover_wilde
« on: March 22, 2009 08:39:58 PM »

I haven't used watercolours since ninth grade, and so, 11 years later, I decided to pick some up to muck around.  My first painting is of a "Kingston Bug" -- or House Centipede, as everyone else in the world knows them.  For us students living in Kingston, they're the infamous "Kingston Bugs" that signal the new spring season!

I'm looking for constructive criticism (and always, comments and suggestions)--so please do offer some!  I want to continue to try watercolour painting for awhile...!



Thank you!
Julia
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weird_lover_wilde
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009 08:44:30 PM »

Ugh--sorry!  that should be: first time I've painted in 15 years!  Lord, I'm old.
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ysmeine
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009 08:55:05 PM »

My first thought was that someone photographed a bug. I was wondering if they found a creative way to get rid of them. It was very realistic.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009 08:56:24 PM »

I think it looks really nice - I always get "muddy" colors when I paint, too much mixing, which doesn't seem to have been a problem for you.  What are the dimensions? (just wondering, because I think it's quite darling.)  I think we're about the same age too.... so you can't be that old, right?  RIGHT?!?!?  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2009 08:59:10 PM »

Wow fantastic!
In the thumbnail I thought it was the real bug and I cringed....I hate to see them scoot around my sink as they sometimes -but very rarely- do.
You did an amazing job Smiley cheers!
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2009 09:11:32 PM »

I also thought you had taking a picture of a bug. It looks very realistic from this point. Good job!
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2009 09:17:33 PM »

I think it looks really nice - I always get "muddy" colors when I paint, too much mixing, which doesn't seem to have been a problem for you.  What are the dimensions? (just wondering, because I think it's quite darling.)  I think we're about the same age too.... so you can't be that old, right?  RIGHT?!?!?  Wink

Oh!  It's about 6 inches from tip to tip, and 3 inches across...which is to say... <shudder> life sized!
I stepped on one in my bathroom at my old apartment--it felt like stepping on a pile of leaves.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2009 09:30:52 PM »

I adore this, which is odd since centipedes are the only bugs that I feel icky about. I love your style!
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lilbandade
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2009 10:10:08 PM »

wow. i actually thought was a real bug. i was expecting a "i found this gross bug so i put it in a resin pendent".
you're painting is amazing!
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Bakeneko
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2009 10:19:04 PM »

wow. i actually thought was a real bug. i was expecting a "i found this gross bug so i put it in a resin pendent".
you're painting is amazing!

You fooled me too!
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